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Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog

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Someone Call A Doctor! This Settlement Agreement Is Bleeding Out

USA - August 14 2018 A federal appeals court recently ruled that an overbroad “no-rehire” provision in a settlement agreement with a former employee can be an unlawful…

The DTSA’s Ex Parte Seizure Remedy - Two Years Later

USA - August 7 2018 Enacted in May 2016, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) created a new remedy that was not available under any state's Uniform Trade Secrets…

Top Ten List - Watch These Ten Key Employment Bills as the California Legislative Year Comes to a Close

USA - August 2 2018 It’s been a nice summer recess as the California Legislature has been on break, with Members returning to their home districts. But that respite is…

States Look for New Angle to Fight No-Poach Agreements

USA - July 17 2018 Attorneys general in ten states and the District of Columbia have recently launched an investigation into the employment practices of eight fast-food…

Illinois Court Confers Another Win for Employees in Non-solicitation and Trade Secrets Case

USA - July 5 2018 In a recent decision, the Northern District of Illinois continued its trend of invalidating employment agreements, this time in regard to a…

Dynamex Ripples Continue To Be Felt: 2 Very Recent Developments

USA - June 22 2018 It’s impossible to ignore the reverberations that continue to shake the business landscape after the landmark April 30 Dynamex ruling introduced the…

New California Regulations on National Origin Discrimination Effective July 1

USA - June 22 2018 Issues related to immigration status, national security policy, and country of origin continue to be a hot topic of animated discussion at the federal…

Robots, Automation and A.I., Oh My - California Proposes to Establish “Commission on the Future of Work”

USA - June 21 2018 The “future of work” is the topic du jour these days for pundits, academics, policy makers, employers and unions alike. Numerous conferences, white…

Uber and Lyft Say No More Mandatory Arbitration For Sexual Assault And Harassment Victims

USA - June 5 2018 Just last month, Uber announced that it would no longer require its passengers, drivers, or employees to arbitrate their individual claims of sexual…

A “Crowbar to Get Everything” : Motorola v. Hytera and the Issues with Imaging Computers in Discovery

USA - June 4 2018 In an interesting 15-page discovery order, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole of the Northern District of Illinois rejected Motorola's attempt to obtain…